Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1986

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Böltken, Ferdinand (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
  • Meyer, Katrin (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
  • Neußer, Wolfgang (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
  • Sturm, Gabriele (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
  • Waltersbacher, Matthias (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
Publication Date
  • GETAS Gesellschaft für angewandte Sozialpsychologie, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
    • Income
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Living and environmental conditions. Economic situation. Topics: Living: duration of residence in the residential area; duration of residence in the apartment; owner status; satisfaction with the apartment, the residential area and the city/municipality; general life satisfaction; intended move out of the apartment in the next two years; preferred new place of residence; satisfaction with the environmental conditions in the residential area; expected development of environmental problems in the residential area; intensity of car traffic in the residential street; type and intensity of environmental pollution in the immediate residential environment (railway noise, road traffic noise, aircraft noise, industrial and commercial noise, odours, exhaust gases, dust formation); assessment of the current and future economic situation in the FRG and the city/municipality as well as the own economic situation; expected development of unemployment figures in the city/municipality; political interest; interest in local politics; fair share in comparison with other population groups. Demography: sex; age (month of birth, year of birth); highest school leaving certificate; if still pupils: type of school attended, desired school leaving certificate; age at leaving school; vocational training certificate; scope of employment, registered unemployed or other occupation; more than 20 hours of gainful employment; previous employment; current or intended school leaving certificate; current or last position; assessment of job security; marital status; religious denomination or religion; closeness to the church; frequency of church attendance; self-assessment of class affiliation; eligibility to vote in the last federal election in 1983; participation in the last federal election; voting behaviour (second vote); eligibility to vote, participation in elections and voting behaviour (second vote) in the last election to the Berlin House of Representatives in 1985; personal monthly net income; number of persons in the household (household size); number of children and young people in the household from 0 to 5 years, 6 to 9 years, 10 to 14 years and 15 to 17 years (household composition); number of persons in the household aged 18 years and older with German citizenship; number of persons in the household aged 18 years and older without German citizenship; number of persons in the household contributing to household income; net household income; telephone. Interviewer rating: type of residence; interview with the respondent alone or presence of third persons during the interview; intervention of third persons in the interview; willingness of the respondent to respond; reliability of the respondent´s data; interview duration; interview date; sex and age of the interviewer. Additionally coded was: ID; point no.; sample identification; serial no. sample point; federal state; administrative district; city size (political municipality size, Boustedt); weight.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-04-01 / 1986-06-27
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    Federal Republic of Germany including West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years and over with German citizenship living in private households of the Federal Republic of Germany and West Berlin
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI (Paper and Pencil Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 107
The study is part of a series that has been conducted since 1985.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5106 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 20 | Registration Date: 2015-02-24